List of terms used to describe the intelligence of an agent

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Eliezer has lots of terms to describe how intelligent/powerful/whatever an agent is. These were mostly introduced publicly in his Arbital writings, and most of them have not caught on or been explained very well.

  • Relevant
  • Pivotal (is this only for actions, or also for agents, as in "agent who can perform a pivotal action"?)
  • sufficiently optimized
  • highly optimized
  • cognitively powerful
  • powerful (is this a shorthand for cognitively powerful?)
  • relevant powerful [1] = "cognitively powerful enough to be relevant to existential outcomes"
  • sufficiently advanced
  • advanced

See also